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Q & A: “What method is best to determine gender: DNA or surgical sexing?”
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Q & A: “What method is best to determine gender: DNA or surgical sexing?”

December 17th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The answer to this question is based more on personal choice and belief than science. DNA sexing of parrots is simple, quick and non-invasive. You can sex the birds from the eggshell, where blood and tissue can be used to...
Q & A: “At what age is a pair of parrots ready to breed?”
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Q & A: “At what age is a pair of parrots ready to breed?”

December 9th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
The onset of sexual maturity varies with species and also with the social upbringing of the bird, if they were hand reared parrots and how it was paired. Generally speaking, parrots that are reared with their own kind and are...
Q & A: “Is it good to give my birds antibiotics, vitamins and minerals each month?”
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Q & A: “Is it good to give my birds antibiotics, vitamins and minerals each month?”

November 26th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Vitamins and minerals for parrots should be provided, especially those on seed diets. The best way to supplement these items is to sprinkle them lightly on steamed vegetables, which will absorb the complex. The bird will eat the...
Q & A: “Why do my parrots break their eggs?”
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Q & A: “Why do my parrots break their eggs?”

November 20th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Parrots break eggs for many reasons. Night fright, perhaps caused by a rodent; inexperience, especially amongst first time nesters; an improper nest that is not deep enough; possibly the male not being in reproductive condition;...
Q & A: “What’s the difference in diet for Amazons, Macaws and Conures?”
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Q & A: “What’s the difference in diet for Amazons, Macaws and Conures?”

November 12th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
In aviculture, there is a tendency to utilize a single diet for all species, making slight modifications where deemed of utmost importance, such as providing nuts for the largest of the macaws. This concept of parrot feeding...
Tony Silva NEWS: Q & A “How can I detect a sick bird?”
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Tony Silva NEWS: Q & A “How can I detect a sick bird?”

November 5th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
QUESTION: How can I detect a sick bird and what steps should I take before getting it to a veterinarian? ANSWER: Birds are masters of disguise. An ill bird will mask its illness until its condition has deteriorated enough where...
Tony Silva NEWS: Q & A “What aviary structure and components are best?”
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Tony Silva NEWS: Q & A “What aviary structure and components are best?”

October 22nd, 2015 | by Tony Silva
VIDEO IN – I recently requested questions from readers, so that I could respond to these in an open forum. From these questions two that would be of greatest interest to the readership were selected. The questions and...
Aviculture in India: Delhi Avian Club
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Aviculture in India: Delhi Avian Club

October 20th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Indian aviculture was seen as a blank on the world map until relatively recently. The perception amongst experienced breeders from abroad was that it was still in the Stone Age. That impression changed when in 2014 I was asked to...
Tony Silva answers questions of our readers
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Tony Silva answers questions of our readers

October 15th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Tony Silva has been cooperating with ParrotsDailyNews.com since the beginning. His articles and comments are very popular and we get positive reactions about his work from all over the world. That’s why we decided to start...
Tony Silva NEWS: Winter and summer protection for your birds
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Tony Silva NEWS: Winter and summer protection for your birds

October 8th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Aviculturists that house their birds outdoors the world over face problems caused by the elements each year. In parts of Europe breeders in winter can face prolonged freeze with high winds that cause mortalities if the birds are...

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